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CHIP. XII.
A Mise son heareth his father's instruction : but a scorner

heareth voi rebuke.
9 A man slali cat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the
soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

3 Hle that hetch his mouth kecpeth his life : but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

4 The suul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing : but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

5 Â rizhteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

6 Righteulisness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing : there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches : but the poor heareth lui rebuke.

♡ The liaht of the righteous rejoiceth : but the lamp of the wicked shail be put out.

10 Only by pride cometh contention : but with the welladvised is wisdom.

11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

12 Hope deferred maketh the hearı sick : but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

19 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed : but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the shares of death.

15 Good understanding giveth favour : but the way of transgressors is hard.

16 Every prudent mun dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

18 Poverty and share shall be to him that refuseth instruction : but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

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19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul : but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise : but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

21 Evil pursueth sinners : but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

22 A good mun leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul : but the belly of the wicked shall want.

CHAP. XIV. EVERY wise woman buildeth her house : but the foolish

plucketh it down with her hands. 2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride : but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean : but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5 A faithful witness will not lie : but a false witness will utter lies.

6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not : but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou

perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

10 The heart knoweth his own Litterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

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19 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the

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of death, 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways : and a good man shull be satisfied from himself,

15 The simple believeth every word : but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil : but the fool rageth and is contident.

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly : but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour : but the rich hath many friends.

91 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth ; but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

94 The crown of the wise is their riches : but the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 A true witness delivereth souls : but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence i and his children shall have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour ; but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

29 Ile that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exaltcih folly.

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh : but envy tlic rottenness of the bones.

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31 He tliat oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker : but lie that bonoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness : but the righteous hath hope in his death.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

S4 Righteousness exalieth a nation : but sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant : but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

CILAP. XV.
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away wrath : but grievous words stir up anger. . The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: b the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a brcach in the spirit.

3 A fool despiseth his father's instruction : but he that reSardeth reproof is prudent.

6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge : but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the kord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

9 The way of the wiched is an aboinination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

il Heil and destruction ure before the LORD: how much inore then the hearts of the children of inen?

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him : neither will he go unto the wise..

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

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14 The heart of him that hath understanding seehcth knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth ou foolishness.

15 All the days of the afficted are evil: but lie that is of a merry heart kuth a continual feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.

17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stailed ox and hatred therewith.

18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife : but he that is slow to anger appea-eth strife. 19 The

way of the slothful mun is as an liedge of thorns : but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20 A wise son makerh a glad father : but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom : but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

22. Without counsel purposes are disappointed : but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

03 A man liath joy by the auswer of his mouth : and a word spoken in due season, how good is il!

04 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart froin hell beneath.

25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the wilow.

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

27 Ile that is grecdy of gain troubleth his own house : but he that hatet'i gists shall live.

28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer : but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart : and a good report naketh the bones fat. 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth

among the wise.

39 ble that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: bui lie that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

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